1 to the b(n): TikTok has more than 1bn monthly active users
If you don't know them, they're one to the bn, coming in hard, you better watch it, er, Instagram. Okay, that's enough TikTok viral rap references. The news is that the short-videos app has officially reached the milestone...
September 28, 2021
Shazam has now tagged 1bn+ songs from the iOS Control Center
It’s a quirk of Apple’s music business that the company has announced more public stats for its Shazam music-recognition subsidiary in the last year than it has for its flagship streaming service. Last November, Shazam...
September 14, 2021
Report: TikTok is first non-Facebook app to reach 3bn downloads
TikTok has reached an important new milestone, at least if analytics firm Sensor Tower’s latest number-crunching is correct. It claims that TikTok has become the first non-Facebook mobile app to reach 3bn downloads...
July 15, 2021
Music Ally End-of-Year Report :: 30 Trends of 2020
It’s time for our end-of-year trends report. And no, it’s not just a giant, printable poster of a Covid-19 virus. Nobody wants that on their wall. We couldn’t ignore the novel coronavirus and its effects...
January 4, 2021
TikTok says 176 songs are in its 2020 billion-views club
Christmas is coming, and TikTok looks increasingly likely to make it through the festive season without being sold or shut down in the US. And yes, we know that writing that sentence all but guarantees one of those two things...
December 17, 2020
60k+ artists hit 100k listeners Spotify milestone in 2020
Spotify’s latest end-of-year review blog post (we’re starting to lose count) is focused on artists, and it includes some new stats. “More than 60,000 artists hit the exciting milestone of reaching 100,000+...
December 11, 2020
Games videos watched for 100bn+ hours on YouTube in 2020
We know how popular music is on YouTube, including the service’s recent announcement that it has more than two billion monthly music users. But gaming is also hugely popular on YouTube, and the company has just revealed...
December 9, 2020
Bella Poarch ‘M to the B’ was TikTok’s top video of 2020
If you’d asked us to guess the most viral video on TikTok this year, we’d probably have said the skateboarding Fleetwood Mac guy. But no, @420Doggface208’s cranberry-swigging clip is playing second fiddle...
December 3, 2020
Dua Lipa online concert attracted at least 5m viewers
Dua Lipa’s ‘Studio 2054’ online concert was excellent on Friday, but was it successful? Early figures from the organisers suggest that it was, with more than 5m estimated views. That’s a number that...
December 1, 2020
Bad Bunny is Spotify’s top 2020 artist with 8.3bn streams
It’s that time of the year again, when your social feeds start filling up with Spotify’s annual ‘Wrapped’ campaign. It kicked off today with some stats on the biggest music and podcasts of the year on...
December 1, 2020
BTS regain YouTube 24-hour record with 101.1m ‘Dynamite’ views
YouTube’s 24-hour debut record has fallen again, with BTS unseating their K-Pop compatriots Blackpink. The former group’s new single ‘Dynamite‘ did 100.1m views in its first 24 hours on YouTube, overtaking...
August 24, 2020